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Supreme Court confirms guilty verdict for murder case

22 June 2012

A mixed panel of two EULEX judges and three local judges at the Supreme Court confirmed the guilty verdict against Sami Zeqiri.

The appeal panel decided to reject the appeal of the defence counsel, thus confirming the first instance verdict.

In July 2011, the trial panel at the District Court of Mitrovice/Mitrovica found Sami Zeqiri guilty and convicted him to 10 years of imprisonment for the criminal act of murder. He was acquitted of the charge of attempted murder.

The defendant was accused of killing one person and attempting to kill another person by shooting with his pistol during a fight in 1995 in Mitrovicë/Mitrovica.

The case was prosecuted by a EULEX District prosecutor.